16 days in Italy & Island of Malta Itinerary

16 days in Italy & Island of Malta Itinerary

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16 days in Italy & Island of Malta Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Saint Julian's, Malta
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Catania, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Palermo, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
6
Lecce, Italy
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
8
Portoferraio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Volterra, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
11
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
12
Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
13
Venice, Italy
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h
End: London, United Kingdom

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night
Saint Julian's, Malta

Saint Julian's ©
More than just another port city, Saint Julian's serves as one of Malta's most popular nightlife destinations, drawing a young crowd of weekend revelers from around Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Spinola Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Julian's tour itinerary maker.

London, UK to Saint Julian's is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect Saint Julian's to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Catania.

Things to do in Saint Julian's

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Valletta, Mnajdra, Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja)
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Spinola Bay ©
Spinola Bay
Lascaris War Rooms ©
Lascaris War Rooms
Mnajdra ©
Mnajdra

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Catania, Italy

Catania ©
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe.
On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Monastero dei Benedettini, then admire the striking features of Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, then contemplate the long history of Piazza Duomo, and finally steep yourself in history at Castello Normanno.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Catania driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Julian's to Catania takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Palermo.

Things to do in Catania

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Castello Normanno
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Monastero dei Benedettini ©
Monastero dei Benedettini

1
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Palermo, Italy

Palermo ©
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, then stroll the grounds of Catacombe dei Cappuccini, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Palermo.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Palermo trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Catania to Palermo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites
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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio
Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Cattedrale di Palermo
Catacombe dei Cappuccini ©
Catacombe dei Cappuccini

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Naples, Italy

Naples ©
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano, then brush up on your military savvy at Galleria Borbonica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Lungomare Caracciolo.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naples holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Palermo to Naples in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pompeii Archaeological Park, Parco Acheologico di Ercolano
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Pompeii Archaeological Park ©
Pompeii Archaeological Park
Galleria Borbonica ©
Galleria Borbonica
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano ©
Parco Acheologico di Ercolano

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to Roman Forum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome driving holiday planner.

Getting from Naples to Rome by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lecce.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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Lecce, Italy

Lecce ©
Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce, then explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro Romano, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Croce.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lecce trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Lecce in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Lecce

Historic Sites
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Duomo di Lecce ©
Duomo di Lecce
Basilica di Santa Croce ©
Basilica di Santa Croce

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Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile and then get great views at Basilica of Superga.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turin trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lecce to Turin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Lecce in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Basilica of Superga
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Basilica of Superga ©
Basilica of Superga

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Portoferraio, Italy

Portoferraio ©
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Spiaggia Di Sottobomba.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portoferraio online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Turin to Portoferraio in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Portoferraio are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Volterra.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Spiaggia Di Sottobomba ©
Spiaggia Di Sottobomba

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night
Volterra, Italy

Volterra ©
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Porta all'Arco and then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo dei Priori.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Volterra journey maker site.

Traveling by car from Portoferraio to Volterra takes 3 hours. In June in Volterra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Pisa.

Things to do in Volterra

Historic Sites
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Palazzo dei Priori ©
Palazzo dei Priori
Porta all'Arco ©
Porta all'Arco

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Pisa, Italy

Pisa ©
Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza Anfiteatro, steep yourself in history at St Martin Cathedral, stroll the grounds of Camposanto, then enjoy breathtaking views from Leaning Tower of Pisa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baptistery of St. John, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Duomo di Pisa.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pisa trip planning site.

You can drive from Volterra to Pisa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June in Pisa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucca
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Duomo di Pisa ©
Duomo di Pisa
Baptistery of St. John ©
Baptistery of St. John
Camposanto ©
Camposanto

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, contemplate the long history of Basilica San Miniato al Monte, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary site.

Getting from Pisa to Florence by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Verona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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Verona, Italy

Verona ©
The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, take in the views from Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), contemplate the long history of Museo di Castelvecchio, then wander the streets of Piazza delle Erbe, then see the grandeur of opera at Arena di Verona, and finally make a trip to Piazza Bra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Florence to Verona in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Verona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore ©
Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
Museo di Castelvecchio ©
Museo di Castelvecchio
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Piazza San Marco, examine the collection at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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